Pogba reveals personal motivation to win World Cup final

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   Paul Pogba celebrates France's World Cup semifinal win over Belgium

GETTY IMAGES Paul Pogba celebrates France's World Cup semifinal win over Belgium

France opened the cup at +650, while Croatia was +3300.

"We can not start the Premier League with our players that were in the World Cup, which is a shame for the most important club competition in Europe", Mourinho told RT on Saturday. It lost in extra time in Paris in the final of the 2016 European Championship to Portugal. Having triumphed in those matches, the team has great self-belief and a sense of destiny in this tournament, which could help counteract the fact they'll be facing a younger, fresher France team which has played essentially 90 minutes less than the Croatians. It was a dazzling performance where Pogba's long passing was brilliant once again, setting Kylian Mbappe free on a couple of occasions.

Paul Pogba was arguably the most-dominant player in this afternoon's game.

Alternatively, this World Cup has been one in which the underdogs shined. At 24, he is already Belgium's best goal-scorer of all time. Besides praising Russian Federation for a successful tournament, Infantino can expect questions about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the $25 billion Club World Cup and the role for the top female FIFA official, Fatma Sasoura, who has rarely been heard from during the tournament. "I really felt at home". President Vladimir Putin is definitely a happy man after Russia's superb display at the World Cup. I can't wait for you to come back to England with the trophy.

Perisic, who was the Man of the Match against England at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday, however, said the France game was a dream match for him.

But an error from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris offered Croatia some hope when Mandzukic found the back of the net to score their second goal. Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones were also part of this squad.

Griezmann had predicted that facing a team marshalled by his Atletico Madrid teammates Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez would be a boring affair, and it took a Raphael Varane header from one of the forward's free-kicks to open it up. They failed to beat Switzerland in their key match of Group E and in the end, it was the Swiss who booked a place in round of 16.

"These players are used to pressure, all of them are playing for big clubs", he added.

"I want to win this World Cup and you have to make sacrifices", said Pogba on Thursday.

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